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Gifts for boys turning 13?

A colleague's son is turning 13 in a couple of months and I'd like to get him a gift for the big teen transition. Problem is, I don't know what's cool among the early teen crowd these days. He's academically inclined but not a nerd, athletic (plays tennis, basketball, golf), not yet a typical hormonal teen (not really interested in girls yet and doesn't have that teen attitude). In his free time, he plays video games, drums, and takes sports lessons.

Those of you with sons this age - what are they into? TIA! 

Re: Gifts for boys turning 13?

  • my brother is 12 turning 13 on the 19th he's into riding his BMX his skateboard wants a video camera to video tape his riding, he loves his PS and Ipod

     

    for his birthday he had my sister and I pitch in $100 each to put twards a new bike

     

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  • image bigapplebride:
    iTunes gift card
    I was thinking the same thing.
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  • image marriedin2005:
    best buy gift card

    Ooh, I second this! 

  • image marriedin2005:
    best buy gift card

    Bingo! This is good..maybe I'll bake him some cookies to personalize it a little.  

  • image Jennybeeb:

    ITunes, Best Buy, or GameStop gift cards are good ideas.

    If he likes sports, you could maybe get him tickets to a basketball or football game (if you have some good teams near you?)...get enough tickets for a parent and a couple friends to go...Although this idea would depend a little on how much you'd want to spend.

     

    Tickets to a game is a great idea but, alas, the nearest professional teams are a couple of hours away. We do, however, have a couple of excellent college teams. That might be fun. Hmmm...

  • image luckybride513:

    my brother is 12 turning 13 on the 19th he's into riding his BMX his skateboard wants a video camera to video tape his riding, he loves his PS and Ipod

     

    for his birthday he had my sister and I pitch in $100 each to put twards a new bike

     

    Last year, skateboarding was THE obsession; this year, he doesn't even touch it. They're so fickle! He does love his Ipod, though, so a gift card that he can use for accessories or music would be good. 

  • image bigapplebride:
    iTunes gift card

    Thanks! I think a Best Buy card can be used to buy and ITunes card if that's what he wants, right? Best of both worlds :)  

     

    Great suggestions, everyone. Thanks! 

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